DS 83: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE16), Design Education: Collaboration and Cross-Disciplinarity, Aalborg, Denmark, 8th-9th September 2016

Year: 2016
Editor: Erik Bohemia, Ahmed Kovacevic, Lyndon Buck, Christian Tollestrup, Kaare Eriksen, Nis Ovesen
Author: Fridman Schwetz, Paulete; Malta, Maria Paula C; Borba, Vinicius; Andretta, Franciele
Series: E&PDE
Institution: 1Professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, 2,3,4Undergraduate Students of Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Section: Exploration
Page(s): 714-719
ISBN: 978-1-904670-62-9


The aim of this work is the teaching of AutoCAD 2D software through distance education. This tool is
used in the Technical Drawing undergraduate course, offered to the students of Engineering and
Design at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). A pedagogical model was developed
and implemented in a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and MOODLE UFRGS VLE, available by
the university, was adopted. A course was developed in the VLE with its own visual identity, aiming a
clear interface, easy to understand, with a different design. The course was divided into twelve stages,
so that the subject proposed in each of them was discussed, in a structured way. After ending each
learning proposal task, students had to answer a quiz, in order to verify the construction of knowledge.
Each quiz releases the advance in the course through a restriction feature. The course was available to
Engineering and Design undergraduate volunteer students who had no previous knowledge of
AutoCAD. After ending the course, students performed a presential evaluative work with the objective
of learning check. Results showed that the performance of students who made the distance learning
course of the software was quite satisfactory, indicating a good understanding of the proposed content.
Thus, it can be concluded that the pedagogical model proposed by this work is appropriate for the
teaching of this software in this distance learning course model. However, few adjustments are
required in order to improve the comprehension of specific subjects by the students.

Keywords: Distance learning (DL), Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Pedagogical Model, AutoCAD 2D.


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